I've setup a newly purchased Gigabyte Brix GB-BKi3HA-7100, and I have installed Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (version 3.8.8). The graphics card I have is an Intel HD Graphics 620.
I've connected the Gigabyte Brix to a 27" monitor via HDMI. When booting up, I need to use
nomodeset to successfully boot into Linux Mint Cinnamon. After booting up, I am limited to an 800x600 display and hardware rendering is disabled. Obviously, I need to install the graphics card driver for the Intel HD Graphics 620.
If I boot without using
nomodeset, I just get a blank "no signal" from the monitor.
My working assumption is I need to install a driver, but I'm confused about how exactly this is done. After reading some tutorials about Linux driver installation, it seems the general idea is that a modern Linux distro is supposed to come with all the drivers you need "out-of-the-box". Proprietary drivers, such as the Intel driver I need, should already exist on the system, and can be installed using the "
Driver Manager" in the "
However, when I go to the "
Driver Manager", no drivers are listed at all. I've done an
apt-get update along with an
apt-get upgrade just in case, but I can't find this driver anywhere. Similarly, Googling for the Linux Intel HD Graphics 620 driver results in many dead-ends. The official Intel page claims (as noted above) that all relevant drivers should simply be pre-installed with the Linux distro.
When I look in
System Info, I see that the system recognizes my graphics card. It lists it as "
Graphics Card: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 620". However, since I am limited to 800x600 resolution with no hardware rendering, I assume the actual driver is not being utilized.
So, how can I go about finding/installing this driver? And in general, what is usually the process for installing a proprietary third party driver like this? Should I expect to find it already installed?
If the issue is not driver-related, is there an error log somewhere that may record what goes wrong when I boot without
nomodeset? (Obviously, I'd need to reboot with
nomodeset to even read the log.)